CHICAGO – In 2006, 18-year-old Terrell Bosley, who played the bass in several church bands, was helping a friend unload his drum set from his car when shots rang out outside of a church on Chicago’s far South Side.
His mother, Pam Bosley, was preparing dinner while her husband was helping their two other sons with their homework when she got the call that her son had been shot.
“We ran to the church,” she said. “Police was everywhere.”
Later that night, Terrell died at a nearby hospital.
“[Terrell] didn’t do anything wrong. He was in college and working a job, doing so much, doing all the right things,” she said. “And at church, a place that’s supposed to be safe.”
This year, Chicago has had nearly 400 homicides, with most of the victims being young and black. After the bullets, their friends and families are left to heal – and to try to move forward.